Countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen ’15, one of six winners selected at last week’s Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Grand Finals concert, earned acclaim for his performance of an aria from the 1998 opera Flight. — The New York Times

Stockton Rush ’84, the CEO of OceanGate Expeditions, is planning a seven-week research expedition to the RMS Titanic that will offer the public a chance to travel with scientists and see the shipwreck. — KOMO News

Princeton professors Anne Case *88 and Angus Deaton have released new research that found increases in “deaths of despair” among white adults from causes such as drugs, alcohol, and suicide. — The Wall Street Journal

Not leadership material? No problem, writes Susan Cain ’89: The world needs followers and team players, too — and college admission officers should understand this. — The New York Times

University of Washington neurologist Thomas Deuel ’94 has developed an instrument called the encephalophone, which can be played simply by thinking, to serve as a therapeutic tool for patients who’ve suffered from strokes or neurological conditions such as ALS. — The Seattle Times

Randy Altschuler ’93, who co-founded a company that connects large customers to small, high-skilled manufacturers, explains that in order to expand manufacturing to America, “more people need to go to trade school and learn to program complex machines, and we need to promote that as a career.” — Forbes

Kamil Choudhury ’06, an entrepreneur developing a futures exchange for cloud computing, tells columnist Catherine Rampell ’07 that without the Affordable Care Act, he likely would not have left his corporate job to create a startup. — The Washington Post

Working with a team of researchers, Baylor College of Medicine professor Erez Lieberman Aiden ’02 has assembled a highly accurate genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is responsible for transmitting the Zika virus. — Nature

Lawyer James Shea ’74, who was formerly the chairman of the law firm Venable LLP, is considering a run for governor of Maryland in 2018. — The Baltimore Sun

Wonha Kim ’04 has been appointed the director of Loma Linda University’s Institute for Health Policy and Leadership. — Loma Linda University

Richard Just ’01, a writer, editor, and co-founder of the Princeton Summer Journalism Program for low-income high school students, has been named the new editor of The Washington Post Magazine. — The Washington Post

Biographer Robert Caro ’57 will be releasing his new book, On Power, in May — on audio only. Audible, Amazon’s audiobooks service, will distribute the new work, featuring stories from Caro’s career as a reporter and biographer. — Associated Press

Sundaram Thangavelu *87, a mathematician at the Indian Institute of Sciences, was named mathematician of the year by the Ponnala Foundation, which will present the award at the National Institute of Technology in Warangal, India. — The Hindu

President Donald Trump has nominated Adam Lerrick ’77, a former congressional economic adviser, to serve as the deputy undersecretary and assistant secretary of the treasury for international finance. — The White House

U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia Anthony Trenga ’71 ruled in favor of President Trump’s recent executive order on immigration, noting that the president “has provided a detailed justification for the order based on national security needs.” — Politico

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